Ray

The short form of Raymond that's also used as an independent name, but not to the extent of the popular, longer version. Peaked prior to the turn of the century, but is still in regular use. Singer Ray Charles and actor Ray Romano have kept the name in front of the public for decades. A popular middle name among celebrities and their offspring, with boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and country singer and actor, Billy Ray Cyrus, leading the way. , kingly

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Old German
French
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Famous Rays
Ray Allen (basketball player)
Ray Bolger (dancer/actor)
Ray Krebbs ("Dallas" character)
Ray Bourque (Hockey Hall of Famer)
Ray Lewis (football player)
Ray Liotta (actor)
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